If you have a safeguarding concern that you would like to share, please contact our Parish Safeguarding Officer, Ann Lorek – details below. Or speak to one of the clergy.
The care, well being and safety of all people is of utmost importance to us. You can read our Parish Safeguarding Policy here, and our policy for responding to domestic abuse here. The ‘Code of Safer Working Practice’ that all staff and volunteers are expected to follow is here.
We are part of the Diocese of Southwark. We adhere to the diocesan policies, procedures and guidelines for safeguarding children and adults who may be vulnerable, which are set out in A Safe Church – available here. A hard copy of A Safe Church is kept in the Church Office, although we recommend viewing it online for the most up-to-date version.
The Church of England’s Safeguarding Policy Statement is available to read here.
Our Parish Safeguarding Officer is Ann Lorek
Please do speak to Ann in person if you have any concerns, or contact her via the email address safeguarding@goodpeter.
If you suspect that abuse of any kind is taking place, follow ‘the four Rs’:
RECOGNISE the signs that abuse is happening
RESPOND sensitively to the situation, watch and listen – don’t question or investigate
RECORD what you have seen or heard, and do so factually and accurately, using the language used by the person disclosing
REPORT your concerns immediately to our Parish Safeguarding Officer who will take the next steps as required
The Diocesan Safeguarding Advisers are:
Pamela Chisholm, Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser
Marie Daly, Assistant Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser
020 7939 9441
Louise Vernon, Assistant Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser
020 7939 9462
NSPCC Child Protection Helpline: 0808 800 5000 (lines free and open 24 hours). Phone if you are worried about a child.
Childline: 0800 1111 (lines free and open 24 hours). Phone if you are a child or young person and are worried about anything.
National Domestic Violence Helpline: 0808 2000 247 (lines free and open 24 hours). Phone if you are experiencing domestic abuse.
Samaritans Helpline: 116 123 (open 24 hours). Phone if you feel you are struggling to cope and need someone to talk to.
Action on Elder Abuse Helpline: 080 8808 8141 (free phone Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm).
Modern Slavery and Exploitation Helpline 08000 121 700 or report concerns online.